Amtrak train derailment in Montana causes travel delays in North Dakota

Montana train derailment
Montana train derailment(KFYR-TV)
Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 10:42 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - At least three people are dead following an Amtrak train derailment in northern Montana, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, with seven cars derailing. Anyone with questions about their friends and family on board the train should call 800-523-9101.

As a result of the derailment, Amtrak officials say Empire Builder trains 7/27 and 8/28 originating on Saturday, September 25th are cancelled between Minot, North Dakota, and Shelby, Montana.

On Sunday, westbound Empire Builder train 7 will terminate in Minneapolis, and eastbound Empire Builder train 8 will originate in Minneapolis. No substitute transportation is available.

Impacted Amtrak customers should contact 800-872-7245 for assistance.

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